Expressions of Interest closed on 25 November 2021 at 5pm

Expressions of interest (EOI) are now open for the chance to secure up to $20,000 for your community organisation. 

Please thoroughly read the eligibility requirements and guidelines to see if you are eligible. 

Expressions of interest forms can be filled out online here and will close at 5pm on Thursday 25 November 2021.

About the program 
The objective of the program is to deliver social benefits for local communities. The intended outcomes of the program are to:
- encourage and support participation in local projects 
- improve local community participation and
- contribute to vibrant and viable communities.

Each electorate has total funding of up to $150,000 that can be allocated to successful applications. A maximum of 20 small capital works projects will be funded in each electorate. projects will be funded in each electorate. 
- The minimum grant amount is $2,500.
- The maximum grant amount is $20,000.

For this special round, grant funding will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs except for local governing bodies where grant funding will be up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs. Local governing bodies must provide matched funding contributions towards their eligible project.

What next?
Following the successful submission of your expression of interest application, the community consultation committee will identify priority projects and invite selected applicants to complete an online application form that will be lodged with the Department for final assessment. 

If you have any questions about the Stronger Communities Programme please contact the office on 02 4991 1022 or email [email protected]